FINE DINING EXPERIENCE
What began strictly as an investment in 2005 unearthed our life’s passion. Through a series of seemingly random opportunities, we, both disenchanted corporate America ladder climbers — whose successful track record in business included running global operations for Fortune 500 companies but not professional cooking or restaurant management — found us as executive chef, sommeliers, managers and marketers of our Mezzanotte Ristorante.
When creating Mezzanotte, we wanted more for our restaurant than only great food and wine. We wanted an establishment with soul. What distinguishes us from other restaurants is our passion and totally focused energy under-girding every aspect of our operation.
To only know the restaurant as a fine Italian eatery is somewhat inadequate. Mezzanotte is an extension of our lives. We invite every one to experience Mezzanotte like family. There are times of momentous celebration, times of sadness and worry, holidays abroad traveling and always there is eating and drinking wine together. Gathered around the table, sharing in one another’s lives, it is an authentic community of friends drawn together by Mezzanotte’s hospitality: An open invitation to newcomers and frequent diners alike to join in the comfort and soul that is the Mezzanotte experience.
Gerry & Adriana Sarmiento
Wine with Us Tuesdays
Every Tuesday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM - all the wine you can drink at only $12
Tapas Madness Wednesdays
Every Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00 - most Tapas are $5
Filet Mignon Thursdays
Every Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm - a three course prix-fixe menu featuring our 4 oz filet mignon
Currently featuring our 2019 Summer Menu
Every season we change our menu
While staple dishes (such as Lasagna, Pappardelle Bolognese, Mezzanotte Salad, Filet Mignon au Poivre, etc.) remain on our menu season after season, others are rotated out to give space to new and exciting dishes. Our objective is to always have something new for you to try.
It’s such a Houston tale: Peruvian software exec turned self-taught chef opens an Italian restaurant that turns out to be the best upscale dining option in Houston’s vast and underserved northwest territories. Gerry Sarmiento’s warm, vibrantly hued spot among the tall pines of Cypress offers everything from a major-league pork shoulder braised in red wine, and served over plush polenta, to a wonderfully homey lasagna with “pink sauce” for the times when something familiar and comforting is called for. Sautéing and saucing are strong points, and the pastas shine, too. This is the vanishingly rare place where I’m tempted to order an old-fashioned filet mignon dish, flambéed with brandy and napped with buttery, brandied cream. Adriana Sarmiento’s warmth and ease adds greatly to the familial feel that is key here.
Houston Chronicle Food Critic